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Vatican writer says Pope won't back down from call for reason in dialogue

Sep 21, 2006

Pointing out that Cardinal Camillo Ruini has grasped the essence of the pontificate of Benedict XVI better than other Church... Read more

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Vatican participates in European Heritage Days with free admission to museums and catacombs

Sep 21, 2006

As part of the celebration of “European Heritage Days,” an initiative of the Council of Europe, the Holy See will... Read more

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Three Catholic men executed, gov’t denies wake in local Catholic church

Sep 21, 2006

Three Indonesian Catholic men were executed in Indonesia this morning. They had been convicted for inciting violence, which killed about... Read more

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Pope invites diplomats from Islamic countries to meeting

Sep 21, 2006

The Vatican announced today that Pope Benedict XVI has invited “certain representatives of Muslim communities in Italy,” as well as... Read more

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Scholar says Benedict’s speech opens channels for true Muslim-Christian dialogue

Sep 21, 2006

Pope Benedict XVI’s recent remarks about Islam, which were received with violent protests in some parts of the Muslim world,... Read more

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Boston Cardinal “blogging” trip to Rome

Sep 21, 2006

In his continuing efforts to reach the public and foster a culture of transparency in the Archdiocese of Boston, Cardinal... Read more

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Pro-life institutions in Bolivia call for prohibition against sale of morning after pill

Sep 21, 2006

The Institute on Bioethics of the Catholic University of Bolivia and the Apostolate of the New Evangelization, ANEPROVIDA, have called... Read more

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European leaders call on EU to support Pope and freedom of expression

Sep 21, 2006

Two members of the European Parliament are calling on EU member states to declare clear support for Pope Benedict XVI... Read more

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Christians and Muslims can live together in peace, says bishop at funeral of slain Italian nun

Sep 21, 2006

The death of Sister Leonella Sgorbati, killed together with her Muslim bodyguard, Mohamed Mahamodu, who was a father of four,... Read more

Parishes can “rediscover” themselves through inspiration of apostolic model

Sep 21, 2006

Today at Castelgandalfo Pope Benedict XVI received participants in the 22nd plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for the Laity,... Read more

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Archbishop defends “eternal and irrevocable” nature of marriage during family meeting

Sep 20, 2006

Speaking during the 17th Marian Day of the Family on September 16th, in Torreciudad, Spain, Archbishop Manuel Ureña of Zaragoza... Read more

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Chilean cardinal says Christians do not distinguish between wanted and “unwanted” children

Sep 20, 2006

The Archbishop of Santiago, Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz, defended the dignity of the unborn this week and rejected the distinction... Read more

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Cuban opposition leader criticizes Kofi Annan for not meeting with dissidents

Sep 20, 2006

The president of the Christian Liberation Movement, Oswaldo Paya, criticized UN Secretary General Kofi Annan for avoiding a meeting with... Read more

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Archbishop of Valencia urges Catholics to support Pope “without fear”

Sep 20, 2006

During his remarks at the opening of the school year at the Catholic University of Valencia, Archbishop Agustin Garcia-Gasco exhorted... Read more

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Three Catholics request public execution, reject government coffins

Sep 20, 2006

The three Catholic men, who are to be executed Friday in Indonesia, seem to have resigned themselves to death but... Read more

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U.S. Bishops finally offer words on Pope’s speech as Australian cardinal takes heat for his

Sep 20, 2006

While Cardinal George Pell of Sydney is in a “row” for stating that the violent reactions among some Muslims to... Read more

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John Paul II’s gunman warns Benedict not to travel to Turkey

Sep 20, 2006

The man who shot Pope John Paul II in 1981 has warned Pope Benedict XVI not to visit his predominantly... Read more

Benedict XVI tells bishops to work without tiring for sanctity and Church unity

Sep 20, 2006

Pope Benedict received today a group of newly appointed bishops in his summer residence at Castelgandolfo.  The Pope reminded the... Read more

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European leaders question Turkey’s place in EU, following strong criticism of Pope

Sep 20, 2006

The President of Bavaria and prelates of Britain’s Catholic and Anglican Churches are among the most recent European leaders to... Read more

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Newly-opened Vatican archives demonstrate a future Pius XII with no love for Nazis

Sep 20, 2006

Documents emerging from the Vatican's archives demonstrate that Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli, the future Pope Pius XII, defended anti-Nazi clergy and... Read more